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  • v  make amends for
    expiate one's sins

  • The crime of the owners of the chemical factory that caused death to so many innocents cannot be expiated by a few thousand dollars given in compensation.
  • Pam goes to confession almost every week in an attempt to expiate her sins.
  • He also felt that the death penalty was wrong because no punishment could really expiate the Nazi crimes.
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  • What The Atlantic’s Millennial Article Gets Wrong About Twentysomethings
    Ron Fournier's new piece about Millennials ultimately falls prey to the same fallacy as its predecessors: the overriding desire to believe that Millennials are different than previous generations. What's behind this desire—a pressing need to justify, and expiate, the rapidly shrinking economic opportunities afforded to young people—says more about the people writing the Millennial articles than ...
    Aug. 26, 2013 - Mediaite

  • Michael Grade in ic Wales
    To expiate the pain of losing her first-born son in the Iraq war, Cindy Sheehan decided to cheer herself up by engaging in Stalinist agitprop outside President Bush's Crawford ranch. ...... After your third profile on Entertainment Tonight, you're... Ann Coulter http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Coulter&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHB9exftsoBrlfrXGFSOIzXhKUw_Q USA Today http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-06-09-coulter-roemer_x.htm%3FPOE%3DLIFISVA&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHkFn7gOP0MNlJCyIJohfxvkB_hZA Jun 9, 2006 35358 44894 expiation Mr Grade said he did not want a witch-hunt", adding: "In some instances there has been disciplinary action, but I don't intend to take a couple of token scalps in expiation. That would not solve the problem."

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